Who We Are Behind Nature Environment & Wildlife Society

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Ayan Roy Chowdhury

Project Coordinator, CSR

Ayan Roy Chowdhury has done his graduation in Hotel Management from Bangalore university. He is passionate in wildlife photography since childhood which has converted ​ into immense love for nature and wildlife. After working almost 20 years in Jet Airways, he decided to dedicate himself for the welfare of nature and wildlife​and promote environmental awareness and joined NEWS.


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Dr. Chandrima Sinha

Program Manager (Planning and Monitoring)

Chandrima holds Ph. D degree in Ecology and Environmental Science from University Of Kalyani. She was a Research Scholar in Zoological Survey of India. She has worked extensively for Wetland management and biodiversity conservation of different Ramsar sites of India. She is having 24 years experience including 7 years teaching experience.

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Biswajit Roy Chowdhury

Secretary, Nature Environment & Wildlife Society

Mr. Roy Chowdhury is an eminent conservationist and wildlife expert. He is the founder secretary of NEWS and editor of the wildlife magazine Environ. He has been a member of the State Wildlife Board for the last 13 years. He is the writer of some legendary wildlife books, like, ‘Days in the Wild’, ‘Wild Wonders of India’, ‘Sundarbans: a majestic mangrove’ and several others.

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Ajanta Dey

Joint Secretary & Project Director, Nature Environment & Wildlife Society

Ajanta Dey has been working on ecological and environmental issues with an ecosystem approach since a decade. She is a member of Commission on Ecosystems Management (CEM) – International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

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Ms.Oaindrila Chakraborty.

Officer-HR & Development

Oaindrila has over a decade long experience in HR and Admin in the corporate sector. She loves to work and Coordinate office activities and operations. She is also passionate about computer designing .

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Project Officer ( Conservation)

Sourav Bera graduate in Geography master degree in Geography. Specialization in remote sensing and geographical information system from Jadavpur University.I was former GIS Engineer in a company. Now I conserve the mangrove forest and biodiversity of Sundarban with NEWS.

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Jayashree Roy Chowdhury

Admin Head

Jayashree is a Sociology Honors graduate from Calcutta Univeristy. She possess more than 9 years of experience in managing office administrative in different organisations. She also acts as a Subscription Head of the magazine Environ. Her interest lies in human resource management & environmental concerns.

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Karishma Barman

Executive, Livelihoods

Karishma holds a Master of Science degree in Agriculture and Rural Development from Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University. Her research work during her master’s program was in Integrated Pest Management on various strains of paddy. She worked as an intern at Anant Education Initiative, Kolkata which provided scholarship to meritorious students under poverty line. Her current work area include data base management for livelihood projects and coordinating ENVIRON website & magazine

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Mr.Chandan Kumar Maity

Field Officer

Mr.Chandan Kumar Maiti  worked with our Organisation  as a Field Officer for a period of 12 yrs.

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Mr.Paritosh Giri

Field Officer

He has long experience and good exposure to the related works he undertook. ; he is hardworking, very productive and able to work in team.

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Keshab Kumar Ghosh

Project Officer

Keshab holds a B.Sc degree in Zoology. He has worked for more than 15 years in different fields, like, small entrepreneurship, marketing and NGO. His interests include sustainable agriculture and rural development.

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Sukanta Gayen

Manager, Livelihoods

Sukanta Gayen has more than 8 years of experience on different fields viz. socio-economic and health status of rural people in West Bengal , Self Help Groups, Sanitation, Sustainable livelihoods etc. He worked as Field supervisor at Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) Kolkata, Research Scholar in University of California, Davis-GHS-RKMVU-VIVEKDISHA at Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University at Belur Math and Mission, Field supervisor (Sanitation) at Sandeshkhali – I Block, North 24 Parganas and Research Associate (RA) in National Innovation on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) at ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, Odisha. He has a Master of Science degree in Integrated Rural Development and Management (IRDM) at Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, Narendrapur and pursuing Philosophy of Doctorate (Ph.D.) from Dept. of Agriculture and Rural Development, West Bengal State University, Barasat, Kolkata. His interests lies in Agriculture abd Rural Development, livelihoods, women development and SHGs, participatory action research etc. Presently he is engaged in managing sustainable lilvelihoods programme in Sundarban.

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Rupa Dutta


She is a commerce graduate from Calcutta University. Rupa has more than 12 years of experience in accounting, cash handling, billing and project wise monthly statement reporting.

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Ranjana Saha

Field Biologist, Wildlife Wing

Ranjana holds a Masters degree in Environmental Sciences and a Post Graduate Diploma in Remote Sensing & GIS. She has more than 2 years experience in Wildlife Conservation and Geospatial Technologies. Her interest lies in research towards Wildlife Conservation and Landscape Ecology with the help of Geo-informatics.

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Bidyut Maity

Office assistant

Bidyut is one of the oldest members of the organisations and works as a support staff for the official works.

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Milon Sinha

Director, Fisheries & Animal Husbandry

Milon Sinha, is a M. Sc. in aquaculture having also extensive field level experience of fish culture and breeding of  more than a decade. A nationally acclaimed Magur breeder developing improvised management practice for the same and acts as a regular resource person on this subject ranging from Universities to ICAR & State  training programmes.For his significant contribution in the fisheries field, he has been acknowledged with several prestigious national awards like “Nabonmeshi Krishi Puroskar” from Indian Agriculture Research Institute(IARI,), Delhi, NFFD Award from Central Inland Capture Fisheries Research Institute( CICFRI), Kolkata, Hiralal Chowdhry Foundation Award from Central Institute of Fisheries Education( CIFE), Mumbai etc. He is also member of many important national level and regional institutional committe related to fisheries education, research and policy like Member of Advisory Committee, CIFE, Kolkata Centre, Member , Institute Management Committe, Indian Council of Agriculture Research( ICAR )etc. He has also six research publication in national and international  journals to his credit.

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George Panicker

Chief Strategic Advisor

Having worked with numerous international organizations like UN FAO, European Union, Federal Ministry for Economic Development (BMZ) Germany, Austrian Development Agency (ADA), World Bank, PRM Department of State USA, Swiss Development Corporation (SDC), to name a few, George Panicker has over 2 decades of experience in the Social Development Sector. His last international posting was in Sri Lanka as the CEO of Don Bosco Development for a period of 10 years. Mechanical Engineering, Business Management and NGO Management are few of his specializations.  He is the Founder Director of THE PLACE an Export House. He is also the official representative of SES-Germany for India and Sri Lanka. He is also an Author and a Personal Coach.